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How common is chronic venous insufficiency?

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How common is chronic venous insufficiency? Well, chronic venous insufficiency is very common. In fact, it is twice as common as heart disease and it is five times more common than peripheral arterial disease. In fact, about 25 million Americans suffer from chronic venous insufficiency. Many patients who have chronic venous insufficiency do not know they have the problem. They have symptoms such as aching, heaviness, tiredness, or swelling of the legs but they do not know what causes it and they do not realize that it is a very fixable condition.

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